Presentation: Dealing with Difficult Students

Practical Strategies for Success with Defiant, Defeated and other At-Risk Kids Presentation by Dr. Jane Bluestein We all know who they are: The unmotivated student who performs below his capabilities. The student with weak social skills who has a hard time getting along with her peers. The nontraditional learner who

Presentation: Creating Emotionally Safe Schools

Is Your School an Emotionally Safe Place? Presentation by Dr. Jane Bluestein Emotional safety is critical to learning and achievement, and a key component of an atmosphere that discourages passivity, aggression or acting out for revenge or self-protection.

Great Expectations!

Good News for Beginning Teachers No one knows better than a first year teacher that the beginning of the school year bristles with anticipation—and not just for the kids.

The Discipline Trap

Catching up to the 21st Century Note: The earliest version of this piece was written for a now-out-of-print book, 21st Century Discipline, back in the mid-1980s when the 21st century still felt a way off. The material was reworked slightly for The Win-Win Classroom, 

Positive Consequences

A very different approach Here’s a new spin on the notion of “consequences,” a term familiar to every educator. But rather than looking at the negative outcome of behavioral choices your students make, let’s

The Challenge of Setting Boundaries

A Win-Win Alternative to an Authoritarian or Permissive Approach Few of us are especially adept at setting boundaries with anyone, and for good reason. Let’s back up a bit. When you were growing up, were you told that other people’s needs were more important than yours? Were you rewarded for self-sacrificing and people-pleasing? Were you…

Win-Win Ideas for Administrators

A Positive Approach For most of us, the word “discipline” conjures up thoughts of reactive and controlling measures for

Book: Becoming a Win-Win Teacher

A Guide for First-Year Teachers by Dr. Jane Bluestein This book will be shipped directly from the publisher for as long as it’s available. We no longer have copies of this book in stock.  A great gift for new graduates, beginning teachers, returning teachers, and anyone who needs a shot in the arm after a challenging…

Book: The Win-Win Classroom Facilitator’s Guide

A facilitator’s guide to a fresh and positive approach to classroom management by Dr. Jane Bluestein For a limited time, we will have a copy of this book sent from the publisher. We no longer have this title in stock.  An essential guidebook for anyone teaching college courses or leading training programs on classroom management. Help…